verb (used with object), mod·er·at·ed, mod·er·at·ing.
verb (used without object), mod·er·at·ed, mod·er·at·ing.
SYNONYMS FOR moderate
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OTHER WORDS FROM moderatemod·er·ate·ly, adverbmod·er·ate·ness, noun
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In recent weeks, mortgage rates ticked upward, reacting to fiscal stimulus bill progress and signs of moderate improvement in the economy.Mortgage rates stuck in neutral amid economic uncertainty|Kathy Orton|February 11, 2021|Washington Post
The greater use of subsidies, however, is a strategy that has consensus support among House and Senate Democrats, from liberals to moderates, though it is opposed by most Republicans.Affordable Care Act subsidies likely to increase under congressional plan|Amy Goldstein|February 11, 2021|Washington Post
They could moderate everything, or they could moderate nothing, and they still won’t be liable.Twenty-Six Words Created the Internet. What Will It Take to Save It?|Stephen Engelberg|February 9, 2021|ProPublica
How Nextdoor moderates its content also makes things murkier.
In November of that year, Voytek moderated a standing-room-only talk at the Society for Neuroscience conference on how to use it.Brain’s ‘Background Noise’ May Hold Clues to Persistent Mysteries|Elizabeth Landau|February 8, 2021|Quanta Magazine
Alcohol and sugar, even in moderate amounts, are not only sinful but poisonous.How Taryn Toomey’s ‘The Class’ Became New York’s Latest Fitness Craze|Lizzie Crocker|January 9, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Yes, the gun: “While this gives a moderate exercise to the body, it gives boldness, enterprise, and independence to the mind.”
As with so many things, keeping screen time in moderate amounts seems key.Yes, Your Toddler Can Watch TV: The New Rules for Screen Time|Russell Saunders|December 26, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Too moderate and the more radical groups call you a snitch, jeopardizing your standing and authority at demonstrations.De Blasio and the New York City Protesters Have No Blood on Their Hands|Jacob Siegel|December 22, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Many Muslims may disagree with my view, or interpret Islam in a more moderate way, but I cannot accept this religion myself.
If the paper is about twelve by eighteen inches this will accommodate moderate examples of most of the fronds.How to Know the Ferns|S. Leonard Bastin
The duty on importation had been only twopence per pound, a moderate sum in view of the prices realized by the sale of it.
Moderate salaries prevailed, but the sovereign was worth much more then than now, while wants were fewer.
As long as an emergency truck could squeeze through at moderate speed, that was enough.Fee of the Frontier|Horace Brown Fyfe
In moderate cases variations in size and shape of the red cells and polychromatophilia occur.A Manual of Clinical Diagnosis|James Campbell Todd